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Sandusky Back in Court, Says Trial Wasn't Fair

Court to hold new hearing today to see if re-trial needed

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky was sentenced months ago , but hearings in the Penn State abuse case aren't over. Today, the court will hear lawyers debate the fairness of the trial, the AP reports. Calling for a new trial, Sandusky's team holds that it wasn't afforded enough preparation time. Defense...

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years

Sentence 'will never make me whole,' Victim No. 5 tells court

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky remained defiant today, insisting that "I did not do these disgusting acts" as he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State to its foundation, reports CNN . Sandusky, who apparently arrived in court this morning wearing a smile,...

As Sentence Looms, Defiant Jerry Sandusky Faces Victims

And blames conviction on a vast conspiracy

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky is moments away from his sentencing hearing, which begins at 9am , and at which he will have to face as many as six of his victims, who plan on addressing the judge. One young man who was abused at age 12 or 13 will "tell the judge...

Sandusky Will Assert His Innocence: Lawyer

Ex-football coach has hearing tomorrow

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said today "it's as certain as certain can be" that the former Penn State assistant football coach will address the judge and assert his innocence before he is sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Nobody else is expected to speak on Sandusky'...

Sandusky Judge to Reporters: No Hasty Tweets

Giant clock will count down to when they can tweet his sentence

(Newser) - The judge who will issue the hotly anticipated sentence in the Jerry Sandusky case tomorrow doesn't want the media getting hold of his decision while court is in session, so he's come up with some new rules for tweet-happy journalists, reports the Washington Post . A giant digital clock...

'Crazy' Sandusky Lawyer Remarks May Help Appeal

Joe Amendola's comments shock fellow defense attorneys

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky's loose-lipped lawyer may have unwittingly given his client extra ammunition for an appeal, the New York Post reports. Convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, Sandusky is facing up to 442 years in prison—but fellow defense attorneys say remarks by lawyer Joe Amendola were unconscionable....

Sandusky Juror: His Reaction Was 'Confirmation'

Former coach seemed to expect and accept guilty verdicts

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky spent his first night as a prisoner isolated from other inmates and on a precautionary suicide watch, reports CNN . One of the jurors who sent him behind bars , meanwhile, said Sandusky's lack of emotion in court last night spoke volumes. "I looked at him during the...

Jerry Sandusky Guilty on 45 Counts

Ex-Penn State coach will probably spend the rest of his life in prison

(Newser) - Barring a miracle, Jerry Sandusky is going to spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury tonight convicted the former Penn State assistant football coach on 45 of 48 counts of sexually abusing boys. The jury of seven women and five men, including nine with ties to Penn...

Sandusky's Adopted Son: I Was Abused

Matt Sandusky says he was willing to testify

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky has a new accuser: His adopted son. Matt Sandusky told prosecutors this week that Jerry molested him, his attorney says. It's the first time Matt has made such allegations, though his biological mother testified before a grand jury last year regarding an unsettling relationship between her son...

Sandusky's Fate Now in Jury's Hands

3 charges dropped this morning; he still faces 48 counts

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky's fate is now in the jury's hands. In his closing argument, defense attorney Joe Amendola attempted to discredit the first alleged victim who came forward, claiming that Victim 1's lawyer is after money and that he and investigators prompted the alleged victim to come forward...

Defense Rests Without Sandusky Taking Stand

Closing arguments to begin tomorrow

(Newser) - We won't be hearing Jerry Sandusky's side of things from Jerry Sandusky himself. The defense rested today without calling the former Penn State assistant coach to the stand, reports the Patriot News . The prosecution had no rebuttal, which means things will kick off again tomorrow at 9am, at...

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Dottie Sandusky Defends Her Husband

She says Jerry didn't molest boys who slept over

(Newser) - It was a busy day in court for Jerry Sandusky's defense team:
  • Wife defends him: Sandusky's wife, Dottie, said her husband never had inappropriate contact with boys who slept over, reports AP . She also denied that the basement had a soundproof room, and she specifically refuted one man'

NBC Failed to Air Shocking Sandusky Footage

Bob Costas asked if Sandusky had 'classic MO of many pedophiles'

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky's openness in an NBC interview last November may give prosecutors an unexpected boost in the courtroom, Fox News reports. Talking to Bob Costas, the former Penn State assistant football coach all but admitted to having inappropriate relations with at least some underage boys. "I didn't...

Witness: Sandusky Had a 'Wonderful Reputation'

Jury could have the case by Thursday, judge says

(Newser) - Friends and ex-colleagues of Jerry Sandusky testified today on behalf of the former Penn State assistant football coach's "wonderful reputation" as his defense sought to counter prosecution witnesses' claims that he sexually abused boys. Judge John Cleland told jurors that the defense could rest its case by Wednesday,...

Prosecution Rests Vs. Sandusky, Drops 1 Count

Defense begins calling witnesses; Sandusky could testify

(Newser) - Prosecutors rested their case against Jerry Sandusky this morning, clearing the way for the defense to begin calling witnesses that could include the former Penn State assistant football coach himself. The prosecution earlier dropped one of the 52 counts against Sandusky, citing a timing issue in the encounter, which took...

Sandusky Witness: I Screamed During Rapes

Final prosecution witness describes brutal attacks

(Newser) - The final prosecution witness in the Jerry Sandusky rape trial gave the most harrowing testimony yet. The young man, now 18, said a three-year relationship with Sandusky began when he was 12 years old, and it wasn't long before the sexual assaults began, reports the Daily Beast . He testified...

Victim No. 3: 'I Loved' Sandusky

Alleged victim wanted coach to adopt him, he testifies

(Newser) - Another alleged victim, known as Victim 6, testified today during Jerry Sandusky's trial, saying that he went out of his way to introduce himself to Sandusky at a picnic for his Second Mile charity. "I was really excited to meet him," the 25-year-old said. But the man...

Victim: Sandusky Threatened Me to Keep Me Quiet

Victim 10 and Victim 7 testify in Sandusky trial

(Newser) - More heartbreaking testimony from the Jerry Sandusky trial: A 25-year-old man, called Victim 10 by prosecutors, testified today that the former Penn State coach threatened him after sexually assaulting him. Sandusky first performed oral sex on the then-11-year-old, a foster child, before telling him that "if I ever told...

McQueary: No Question Sandusky Was Abusing Child

Cites 'skin-on-skin smacking sound'

(Newser) - Despite questions raised over his story , Mike McQueary says he's sure: Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing a child in the Penn State showers. The former assistant coach testified today in the case that he heard a "skin-on-skin smacking sound" and spotted Sandusky "standing behind a boy who...

Weeping Sandusky Accuser: 'I Couldn't Move'

'Victim 1' testifies about hiding from coach

(Newser) - The alleged victim who launched the case against Jerry Sandusky sobbed as he took the stand today, describing his encounters with the former coach. Sandusky began by taking "Victim 1," now 18, to activities with other kids, then alone; finally he began having sleepovers at the coach's...

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